Director of Development

PSIC Positive Solutions • Informed Choices
Job Description
Objectives of the position: As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the Director of Development plans, implements, and coordinates fundraising efforts and community activities that will encourage, maintain, and increase philanthropic support to meet the short and long term needs of the pregnancy center. These activities shall be consistent with the mission and goals of the organization and shall reach individuals, corporations, churches, and para-church organizations in the community.
Reports to: The Executive Director
Supervises:  All paid and/or volunteer development personnel
Status: Part-time (10-15 hours per week)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Exhibit strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual purity
  • Agree with and be willing to uphold the Commitment of Care and Competence, Core Values, Statement of Faith, and policies of the center
  • Have a bachelor's or master's degree, or related experience equivalent
  • Have previous experience with non-profit development
  • Exhibit skill in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and problem solving
  • Be able to demonstrate spiritual leadership and discipleship
  • Be able to carry out responsibilities with little or no supervision
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
Essential Functions:
I. Administration
  • Prepare an annual operating plan for the development activities within the community; when complete, such plan will include those goals designated by the Board of Directors, the objectives and activities consistent with those goals, a model for evaluating effectiveness, and budgetary requirements.
  • In conjunction with the board and Executive Director, design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs in the following areas of fund development: annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, special events, and other ongoing activities
  • Coordinate agency activities in support of the annual fundraising events
  • Participate in establishing the overall strategic plan for the pregnancy center
  • Conduct thorough prospect research and identification activities for the pregnancy center; devise and implement specific strategies to develop relationships with individual donors and community churches; cultivate these relationships to expand the ministry’s donor base
  • Report, in a timely manner, the monthly and annual progress, effectiveness, and efficiency of development programs conducted by the center; identify problems in meeting objectives and recommend solutions
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of computer software programs specifically designed to facilitate accurate donor and prospect information; employ a donor information system that ensures donor and prospect records and history are current, accurate, and timely
  • Develop policies and procedures that provide for regular back-up of donor files and procedures for safeguarding donor and prospect database to ensure the protection and integrity of historical data
  • Accept assignments not specifically delineated above as requested by the Executive Director and board
  • Supervise the search, evaluation, and hiring process for Development Officer(s), Church Outreach Officer(s), and development support staff as may, on occasion, be authorized by the Executive Director; provide for ongoing supervision and annual performance evaluation for all development department professional and support staff
II. Public Relations
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key contacts within the community; this includes businesses, civic groups, churches, and philanthropic prospects; identify potential fundraising opportunities within these groups and recommend a course of action for entering these markets
  • Represent the agency in civic organizations and other public forums to enhance development efforts of the pregnancy center
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop the ministry’s public relations and marketing efforts including, but not limited to, yellow page advertisements, promotional brochures, billboard copy, radio and television exposure, and community appearances by board, staff, and volunteers
Please submit completed application, resume, and cover letter to or mail to 208 W. Main St. Ionia, MI 48846. For questions or more information please contact Katie Kramer at 616-755-6077 or
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